Support Team motionlolz for the 2022 motionball Marathon Of Sport Hamilton

On June 25, we are participating in an all-day fundraiser called the motionball Marathon of Sport. All funds raised at the event are donated to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Throughout the day, our team will be competing in a variety of sports alongside local Special Olympics athletes like Taylor.

"Taylor inspires us every day with the way he faces the world - fearless and with a big smile. He has had a number of obstacles to overcome in his life. motionball has had a direct impact on Taylor by giving him the chance to interact with young professionals and positive role models who look more at what he can do - not what he can't. This has made him more confident. Last year, Taylor brought home 2 bronze medals from the National Summer Games in Nova Scotia and interviewed the legendary Don Cherry on his very own radio show."
  - Steve Redmond, parent and Special Olympics coach

Marathon of Sport Hamilton is part of a larger national movement called motionball for Special Olympics, a non-profit organization that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics so that individuals with intellectual disabilities can lead happier, healthier lives. Special Olympics provides opportunities for over 47,000 Canadians with intellectual disabilities to experience the transformative power of sport. Today, motionball proudly hosts over 40 events across Canada and has delivered over $10.8 million to the Special Olympics Canada Foundation!

By making a donation to motionball, you'll be supporting athletes like Taylor and together we can level the playing field for thousands of Canadians with intellectual disabilities.

Thank you very much for your support,
  motionlolz

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Special Olympics Athletes On Our Team

Michael Gumulak
Meet Michael, a Special Olympics athlete who represents the 50,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability who participate in Special Olympics programs. Your support is ensuring athletes like Michael can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Swimming

Why do you love Special Olympics?

It's really fun!

How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics? (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)

I Like bagpipes, good swimmer, bowler
Ruby Lappin
Meet Ruby, a Special Olympics athlete who represents the 50,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability who participate in Special Olympics programs. Your support is ensuring athletes like Ruby can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Softball, soccer, golf, basketball, gymnastics; curling

How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics? (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)

Riding my bike

What do you love most about motionball events?
I love to see friends
Alycia O'Keefw
Meet Alycia, a Special Olympics athlete who represents the 50,000 Canadians with an intellectual disability who participate in Special Olympics programs. Your support is ensuring athletes like Alycia can get back to the playing field, and that no one is left behind.

What Special Olympics sports do you participate in?

Bowling!

Why do you love Special Olympics?

Meeting friends at the bowling alley.

How do you like to spend your time outside of Special Olympics? (jobs, hobbies, activities, etc)

Volunteering and helping others

Who is your role model?

Others!

Fundraising Totals

Our team has raised $6,395 out of our goal of $5,000

128%

Our Wall Of Awesome

  • Casey Binkley  $200
  • Corina Fizzard  $150
  • Marcus Willson  $150
  • Steffi Wong  $150
  • Dr Jessica Hann Inc  $100
  • Matt Whittington  $50
  • Mark Olsheski  $100
  • Robyn Gray  $50
  • Jeffrey Malenfant  $150
  • Chris Wray
  • Chris Benedetti  $50
  • Chris LeBlanc  $50
  • Devin McCarthy  $100
  • Alex Holland  $50
  • Alex Holland  $50
  • Susan Whittington
  • Jordan Owens  $50
  • Julie Dewy  $50
  • Andrew Teliszewsky  $150
  • Margot Semkowski  $200
  • Lindsay Wright  $100
  • Eva Allouche  $100
  • Whitney Bell  $50
  • Rachel Thompson  $25
  • Jane Armstrong
  • Michelle & Alex Willson  $200
  • Jane Cowan  $200
  • Alison Smith  $250
  • Jane Hamilton
  • john faulkner  $50
  • Fitz Brown  $50
  • Laura Goulden  $50
  • Nathaniel Marshall  $350
  • Erica Quinn  $100
  • Jan Sutin  $100
  • Catherine Mahaney  $50
  • Laky Stoupakis  $100
  • Scott Blostein  $150
  • Marty Kovacs  $250
  • Min A Mart Ray
  • Yamka Peterson  $100
  • Valentina Stoupakis  $50
  • Marie Stoupakis
  • Kevin Archibald
  • Sean Blank  $100
  • Taylor Imrie  $50
  • Taylor Imrie  $50

HOW CAN YOUR DOLLARS HELP?

motionball for Special Olympics is a registered not-for-profit corporation, raising money for Special Olympics programs across Canada. 70% of the funds we raise are distributed to programs in the province where they are raised, with the remainder going to the long-term funding of programs through the Special Olympics Canada Foundation.

While COVID-19 has affected us all, Special Olympics athletes are feeling the effects of this global pandemic more than most. Sport programs are suspended, competitions have been cancelled, and many athletes remain stuck indoors, at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general population. Now more than ever, the role of motionball in these athlete’s lives is incredibly important. As one of the Special Olympics’ largest funding partners in Canada, motionball has donated over $13M to date. motionball supporters are dedicated to ensuring that every local club and program can return stronger than before, and that no Special Olympics athlete is left behind.

  • 49,626

    The number of Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 20,184

    Child and youth Special Olympics athletes across Canada

  • 21,953

    The number of Special Olympics Canada volunteers

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